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Web address dictionary.com
Type of site
Available in English
Created by Brian Kariger
Daniel Fierro
Launched 1998

Dictionary.com, an online dictionary, was founded in 1998 by Brian Kariger and Daniel Fierro, as part of Lexico Publishing, which also included Thesaurus.com and Reference.com.[1] The content for the site is based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, with other content from the Collins English Dictionary, American Heritage Dictionary and others.

In 2008, Dictionary.com was acquired by Ask.com, an IAC company. In April 2009, Dictionary.com offered their first dictionary app in the Apple Store. Since then, they have also introduced a standalone thesaurus app called Thesaurus Rex, along with education apps, Dictionary.com Flashcards, Word Dynamo, and Learning to Read with Zoo Animals.


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